Sushil Kumar (Wrestler) Biography, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, Caste & More

Sushil Kumar is an Indian wrestler. He carried the Indian flag at the opening ceremony of 2012 London Olympics. His 2008 Olympic medal was second for India in wrestling, and the first since Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav's bronze medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics.

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Real Name: Sushil Kumar Solanki
Hometown: Najafgarh
Age: 38 Years
Sushil Kumar Biography
Sushil Kumar Biography
Sushil Kumar Biography
Real Name Sushil Kumar Solanki
Profession Freestyle Wrestler
Coach/Mentor Mahabali Satpal Singh
Records 2003 – Gold (60 kg) – London Commonwealth Championship
2003 – Bronze (60 kg) – New Delhi Asian Championships
2005 – Gold (66 kg) – Cape Town Commonwealth Championship
2007 – Gold (66 kg) – London Commonwealth Championship
2007 – Silver (66 kg) – Kyrgyzstan Asian Championships
2008 – Bronze (66 kg) – Beijing Olympics
2008 – Bronze (66 kg) – Jeju Island Asian Championships
2009 – Gold (66 kg) – Jalander Commonwealth Championship
2010 – Gold (66 kg) – New Delhi Asian Championships
2010 – Gold (66 kg) – Moscow World Championships
2010 – Gold (66 kg) – Delhi Commonwealth Games
2012- Silver (66 kg) – London Summer Olympics
2018- Gold (73 kg) – Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) centimeters- 166 cm
meters- 1.66 m
Feet Inches- 5’ 5½”
Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 66 kg
in Pounds- 145 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 44 Inches
– Waist: 34 Inches
– Biceps: 16 Inches
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth 26 May 1983
Age (as of 2021) 38 Years
Birthplace Baprola, Najafgarh, Delhi, India
Zodiac sign Gemini
Nationality Indian
Hometown Najafgarh, Delhi, India
Debut World Cadet Games (1998)
Family Father– Diwan Singh (Bus Driver)

Mother– Kamla Devi

Brothers– Sandeep (wrestler)

Sisters– None

Religion Hinduism
Food Habit Vegetarian
Address Mumbai
Hobbies Doing workout
  1. On 10 May 2021, the Delhi Police issued a lookout notice against Sushil Kumar in connection to the murder of a 23-year-old international wrestler Sagar Dhankad in Chhatrasal Stadium. Reportedly, Sushil Kumar had been absconding since Sagar Dhankad was beaten to death during a brawl at the parking area of Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi. Following the incident, the police registered an FIR of murder, abduction, and criminal conspiracy against Sushil Kumar. On 17 May 2021, the Delhi Police announced a reward of Rs. 1 lakh for information leading to the arrest of Sushil Kumar who was on the run.
  2. On Sunday, 23 May 2021, hide his face behind a yellow-white towel as Delhi Police’s Special Cell personnel paraded him in front of cameras.
Favorite Things
Food Paranthas, White Makhan (butter)
Actor Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife Savi Kumar
Children He has two sons.
Money Factor
Salary (approx.) Rs. 40-50 lakh
Net Worth (approx.) $5 Million
Sushil Kumar Biography
Sushil Kumar Biography

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sushil Kumar Biography

  • Does Sushil Kumar smoke?: No
  • Does Sushil Kumar drink alcohol?: No
  • Sushil started wrestling at the age of 14 and won the gold at the World Cadet Championships in 1998.
  • He is the only Indian to have won two Olympic medals.
  • He once refused to endorse a liquor brand, because he thought that it would send a wrong message among the youth of the country.
  • He received Arjuna Award in 2005 and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2008.
  • His father, Diwan Singh, and his cousin, Sandeep, were his inspiration to join wrestling.
  • He is vegetarian and has campaigned for PETA’s go-vegetarian campaign.
  • He loves football and is a huge fan of Lionel Messi.
  • His training period in Chatrasaal Stadium, Delhi was so bad that he had to share his room with 19 fellow trainee wrestlers.
  • He is not a gadget lover and hardly carries his mobile phone.
  • He has a charity foundation called Sushil 4 Sports, which helps aspiring sports athletes from all fields.
  • He was voted as The Most Popular Athlete by the athletes of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
  • Apart from wresting, he also works in Indian Railways as an Assistant Commercial Manager.
  • In 2015, he co-judged the famous reality TV show MTV Roadies.
  • In an interview, he talked about his diet and fitness regime in which he said that he used to intake lots of white Makhan during his training in the initial days.


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